316Thursday, March 15, 2007

7:30 AM-8:30 AMConvention Center:308
AAHE/Professional Preparation
If I Should Die
While many Americans may experience unexpected death, only 20% have living wills and durable powers of attorney to direct their health care needs. Death is a natural part of life, yet Americans often deny death and are unprepared in regards to their end of life care. While health educators may enroll in a death education class, many continue to be uncomfortable with this topic. This session is intended to facilitate ease in communicating issues related to end of life care. Through interactive discussion, participants will explore attitudes and subjective norms leading to the intention to address end of life decisions.
Keyword(s): community-based programs, health education college/univ, legal issues
Presider: Retta R. Evans, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Speakers: Mary Jane Tremethick, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI; and Kris Wilks Wright, Berea College, Berea, KY

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